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Delhi govt to hike number of medical education seats to 1,070 in three years | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has planned on increasing MBBS and MD seats from the existing 595 to 1,070 in the next three years and add 2,000 extra beds in hospitals that are being made.

There are also plans to increase the PG and super specialty medical education seats from 473 and 123, respectively, by augmenting the existing workforce and infrastructure, a senior official said.

A health department report to the government has stated the “proposal to increase MBBS/MD seats from the existing 595 to 1,070 within the next three years”.

A senior Delhi government official said: “The government has set a target of three years to bridge the gap without any compromise on quality. To get permission to increase the seats, there needs to be upgraded health infrastructure, which is being done parallelly.”

The National Medical Commission (NMC) recently asked medical colleges to submit applications for increasing seats for postgraduate (PG) medical courses for the 2024-25 academic year.


The NMC had earlier said that the medical colleges established in 2024-25 will be allowed to have a maximum of 150 undergraduate (UG) seats, provided the institute follows the ratio of 100 MBBS seats for 10 lakh population in that state.

The Delhi government has plans to strengthen healthcare infrastructure by making 11 hospitals, besides expanding the existing facilities.

The 11 new facilities to be made are hospitals in Siraspur (1,164 beds), Jwalapuri (691), Madipur (691), Hastsal (691), Shalimar Bagh (1,430), Sultanpuri (525), Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya Annexe (610), GTB Hospital Annexe (1,912), Sarita Vihar (336), Guru Gobind Singh Hospital Annexe (1,565) and Kirari (485), the AAP government had earlier said in a statement.

The 10,000 new beds will be added to these hospitals but many of these upgrades have failed to meet deadlines.

The government in its report said MSc Medical Surgical Nursing Oncology and Medical Surgical Nursing Nephron-Urology would be started soon at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences.

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